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    What do you think of the new "Tourance Next"?

    I'm looking for a "dual sport" tire for my R and the new "Tourance Next" comes in the R sizes. The Next comes standard on the Wethead GS.

    The tire won Motorrad's enduro tire shoot out. It did appear to be mainly a road test. The tire is billed as a 90/10 street/dirt tire.

    http://us.ridexperience.metzeler.com...tire-shootout/

    What are your impressions so far?

    Thanks

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    Rad - I now have about 6000 miles experience with this tire on a wethead.

    It's a street tire, it performs well on-pavement in both dry and wet, but doesn't really do anything that any other street tire would do off-pavement.

    It hasn't squared off excessively, even with a lot of highway riding. Over the past week, I've been using the sidewalls a lot and you can barely tell that the tire went nearly 3k miles on highways.

    It appears that it will last about the same length of time as the old Tourance... which is an improvement over a Tourance EXP. For me, that's about 5.5k miles for a rear.

    I did demolish my first rear in just under 2k miles, performance testing, ya know?

    The tire I am riding now started in Atlanta about 3 weeks ago, and as I sit in Montana, it's not going to make it home to Atlanta again, at least with my personal margin of safety.

    It is hard to get tires in wethead sizes at this point. I am currently waiting for a new Tourance Next, there were no Michelins available. And I've been promised a set of Karoo IIIs three times now, with no joy. Maybe I didn't look hard enough.

    Ian

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    Thanks, Ian

    I was hoping that the off road ability would at least match the original Tourance. I put a lot of miles on that original design on my 1150 GS. Off road they were ok if you dropped the pressure and picked your surfaces with an understanding of the limits of a GS with those type of tires. I had a second set of wheels with a 21" front and TKC 80's that I had a lot of fun with off road.

    I suspect I would get better mileage than you are getting running the Nexts on a smaller less powerful 1200R.

    Conrad

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    7500 miles on original Tourance Next.Mostly highway,but about 1500 wet miles(Paonia-Asheville) .Tires did great on/off/wet roads. Looks like the rear will need to be replaced in 1500/2000 miles.Front good for 3-4000 more miles? I expect to replace with same.

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    I had 3500+ miles on my GS LC when it totaled about seven weeks ago. I used to only get 4000+ on Tourances on my previous GSs and it looked like I was going to get 5000, maybe 6000 on the Next versions.

    I have a new LC now so check back with me sometime in October.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLUSTER148 View Post
    7500 miles on original Tourance Next.Mostly highway,but about 1500 wet miles(Paonia-Asheville) .Tires did great on/off/wet roads. Looks like the rear will need to be replaced in 1500/2000 miles.Front good for 3-4000 more miles? I expect to replace with same.
    Twist that loud handle harder, old man!

    Rad - If I had the choice, I'd still pick the old Tourances.

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    Got abt 7200 on the first rear tire, and had it replaced with another one. When the front and second rear are gone, I will consider something else depending on what becomes available.

    mostly on pavement with abt 100 miles of well groomed dirt roads which it handled reasonably well.

    If it is a dual sport tire, it is 10% off and 90 % on pavement, IMHO.

    Handling is good.
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    My GSW came with continue Trail Attack tyres. Just shy of 3k and there is already a square forming and especially on the rear. This is with tyres set at factory spec and exclusively road riding with varying textures of asphalt and concrete surface.

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    Pretty much any tire used on road will square off unless twisties make up a large amount of your use. I use the Conti Trail Attacks on a different bike mostly for street use- the seem pretty sticky so may be a bit softer than some other tires that are 90% street oriented. I like them OK but not yet enough miles to predict a lifespan with any accuracy.

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    Next tires

    [QUOTE=rad;891237]I'm looking for a "dual sport" tire for my R and the new "Tourance Next" comes in the R sizes. The Next comes standard on the Wethead GS.]

    The tire won Motorrad's enduro tire shoot out. It did appear to be mainly a road test. The tire is billed as a 90/10 street/dirt tire.
    R1200WGS 2013

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    [QUOTE=40624;903456]
    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    I'm looking for a "dual sport" tire for my R and the new "Tourance Next" comes in the R sizes. The Next comes standard on the Wethead GS.]

    The tire won Motorrad's enduro tire shoot out. It did appear to be mainly a road test. The tire is billed as a 90/10 street/dirt tire.
    Messed that up as a reply. on R2013GSW, 12,500mi on front, 2nd tire on back due to nail, 200mi on dirt and I feel really confident on these 90/10 tires.rain or dry best tires I ever had. Rode buddies R2013GSW with spoke wheels and dirt tires, came new with bike. Didn't think they were as good on street Run 43 in rear and 38 in front. No cupping or squaring.
    R1200WGS 2013

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